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Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Inservice Summary

Infectious diseases can be transmitted from person to person. They can be spread through the air, by contact with blood or other body fluids, by touching contaminated surfaces, or by contact with infected wounds. Microscopic organisms that can cause infection are everywhere in the environment, especially in the healthcare setting. To prevent infections from spreading to other patients, healthcare workers, or the community at large, all healthcare workers must understand how bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms are transmitted that cause infections.

After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify a basic definition of infection control.
  • Identify the most common way microorganisms spread from person to person.
  • Identify three body fluids/secretions that can be infectious.
  • Identify a definition of standard precautions.
  • Identify a definition of universal precautions.

Inservice Outline

  • Introduction
  • The Process of Disease Transmission
  • Transmission Precautions
  • Standard Precautions
  • Universal Precautions

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